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Finance, Governance and Business Manager

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Job summary

Office of the Scottish Charity Register is a distinct legal entity and staff joining from other organisations will be issued with a new contract of employment. Office of the Scottish Charity Register is a Non-Ministerial Office, which is part of the Scottish Administration, employing staff on Scottish Government Main terms and conditions and pay arrangements. For more information please contact the Recruiting Manager named at the bottom of the advert.
£38541 - £46599
Around 37.00 per week
Closing Date
10 November 2020 at midnight
Employment Type
Permanent Employee

We are currently seeking applications for a Finance, Governance and Business Manager within the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator (OSCR) based in Dundee. This is a permanent and pensionable appointment and new entrants will normally start on the minimum of the pay range. Candidates with a disability who meet the essential criteria below will be invited to the assessments.

The postholder will play a critical corporate role in planning, implementing and monitoring processes to support OSCR to perform as a highly effective organisation. This post requires horizon scanning skills and a high level of proactive collaborative working across all levels of the organisation. It requires considerable analysis and planning skills, in addition to excellent communication and influencing ability.

This is an exciting new role which will see the postholder leading and improving the quality and provision of management information; leading delivery of our Corporate and Business Plans and have responsibility for corporate financial reporting and audit planning. As part of the Extended Leadership Team at OSCR, the postholder will have a corporate authority role for a number of key activities, and will work to engage colleagues in the ownership and delivery of our strategic objectives.

The postholder will have management responsibility of a team of 7 with 2 direct reports.

Qualifications Required
For jobs in Band B & C you must hold a minimum of 3 Highers or equivalent.

Other qualifications equivalent to these may also be acceptable, if you are in any doubt please contact to discuss.

Please note: If you fail to demonstrate how you meet the minimum qualifications as stated above, your application will be automatically sifted out.

Essential Criteria
1. Proven organisational skills, including the ability to plan effectively, work under pressure and balance competing priorities whilst meeting deadlines.
2. Strong influencing, leadership and motivational skills, including an ability to exert authority an amicable, engaging and effective manner.
3. Able to analyse, communicate and present complex or sensitive information in a way which identifies emerging issues and actions with due consideration to the potential implications and effects.
4. Knowledge of project management techniques, and proven project manage mentality across a range of projects, to support continuous performance improvement.

Important Information Regarding Interviews
In recognition of the Scottish Government's ongoing measures and guidance in its response to Covid-19 (Coronavirus), we would like to advise applicants that a decision has been taken that all interviews must be conducted in a virtual/remote setting.

In order to facilitate this new way of working, we are asking all applicants to ensure that they have a suitable space to complete the virtual interview as well as a personal device of choice with an account registered to the 'Zoom' app by which you can undertake the interview/assessment if selected. We are also asking you to ensure that your personal Wi-Fi/Broadband capacity will be sufficient to carry both audio and video feeds to undertake the interview. This will then ensure that there are no issues incurred during the interview.

Further Information
For further information on this vacancy please download and review the "Person Specification and Further Information for Job Applicants" which you will find below. To apply, you must fully complete and submit an online application via this website before the closing date. To learn more about this opportunity, please contact Judith Hayhow who can be reached at Judith.hayhow@oscr.org.uk

If you experience any difficulties accessing our website or completing the online application form, please contact the Resourcing Team via recruitment@gov.scot


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